MechaCrab Part 1: First Prototype

The robot so aptly named MechaCrab. This is my first attempt at a 2 DOF/appendage soft robotic quadruped. I’ve been mulling this idea over for a while as it came out of my initial designs of TAMI (I will get back to that project at some point…). The idea is to use 2 DOF soft […]

TAMI Part 3: Kinematic and FEA Simulation

For once, I have actually decided to be proactive regards to actually writing software (shock horror!). I decided as I’m going to be using a PI for this project, I should probably learn Python finally. It also gave me a good reason to figure using FEA within FreeCAD, something I’ve been meaning to do for […]

TAMI Part 2: Bone Design

The main part of this project has been designing a suitable bone capable of being 3D printed. The preface to this project can be found here. My first bone design was completely from scratch with no prior thought into what it would respond like. I came up with this design solely to get some 3D […]

SwarmBots – The intro

Robots! Who doesn’t like robots… I’ve never to day done any projects in robots now while I find them cool, the reasoning for which is they’re generally pretty expensive. Therefore, I’ve decided to try and design the smallest most functional micro robot that I can. One of my main aims was to be able to […]